On Graphical Displays

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On Graphical Displays by Mind Map: On Graphical Displays

1. show the data

2. induce viewer to think

2.1. about substance!

2.2. not

2.2.1. methodology

2.2.2. graphic design

2.2.3. technology

2.2.4. graphic production

2.2.5. something else

3. avoid distorting

3.1. what the data have to say

4. present many numbers

4.1. in a small space

5. make large datasets coherent

6. encourage the eye

6.1. different

6.2. pieces

6.3. of data

7. reveal the data

7.1. at several levels of detail

7.2. from broad overview

7.3. to the fine structure

8. serve a clear purpose

8.1. such as

8.1.1. description

8.1.2. exploration

8.1.3. tabulation

8.1.4. decoration

9. be closely integrated

9.1. with descriptions

9.1.1. statistical

9.1.2. verbal

10. from The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Edward Tufte, 2nd ed.

11. Excellence in statistical graphics

11.1. complex ideas

11.2. communicated

11.2.1. with

11.2.1.1. clarity

11.2.1.2. precision

11.2.1.3. efficiency